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Hanshin Tigers 4 – Nippon Ham Fighters 2 (May 29, 2010)

by on May.29, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 11 0
Nippon Ham 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1

Attendance: 42002 | Nippon Ham leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:13

Potential Starters: Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 0-1, 2.25 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 4-3, 1.48

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 8th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Saka, Katsuhiko 1-for-5 1: F9, 3: SO, 4: 1B, 7: G4, 9: F6
(2B-RF) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-4, 1 R 1: F6, 3: F5, 5: F7, 7: BB, 9: 1B
(LF) Murton, Matt 2-for-5 1: G4, 3: G6, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: 1B, 9: DP
(DH) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: 2B, 5: SO, 7: BB
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B (SB), 7: S9
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F7, 4: E3 (BrO), 6: F7, 7: F7
1B Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-0
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-3, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: fc5, 6: 1B (CS), 8: 1B
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 0-for-1 2: BB, 4: F4
PH Toritani, Takashi 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 1B
2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-1 8: DP
(CF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-4 2: G6, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tsuru, Naoto, W 6 89 26 23 6 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.455
Nishimura, Ken, H 1 22 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.634
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 2 32 9 8 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.397
9 143 39 35 10 0 6 3 0 1 0 0 2 2

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 7th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 2-for-5 1: F8, 2: G3, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-3, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: BB, 5: SO, 7: DP, 9: BB
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 1-for-5 1: F7, 2: G5, 5: 2B, 7: G6, 9: G4
(DH) Nioka, Tomohiro 0-for-4 1: F9, 3: G6, 5: G6, 8: F9
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: G4, 6: SO, 8: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 2-for-4 2: 1B, 3: f3, 6: 2B, 8: F9
(1B) Takahashi, Shinji 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-1 2: S3, 4: f3
PH Sato, Kenji 0-for-1 6: G1
C Ono, Shota 0-for-0
PH Yang, Dai-Kang 0-for-1 9: SO
(SS) Kaneko, Makoto 1-for-3 2: BB, 4: G2, 7: 1B, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu, L 7 125 33 28 9 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 4 3 1.674
Wolfe, Brian 1 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.765
Takeda, Hisashi 1 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.042
9 148 39 34 11 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 4 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Itoi hits a single to left.  Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Takahashi hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Tsuruoka hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  M. Kaneko walks to load the bases.  Tanaka grounds out to first, bases loaded.  Morimoto walks in a run, bases loaded.  Inaba grounds out to third.

Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kanemoto hits a double to center.  Arai hits an infield single, runners on first and third.  Brazell reaches on a throwing error and a run scores, runners on first and third.  A run scores on Jojima's fielder's choice, runners on first and second.  Sakurai flies out to second.  S. Fujikawa strikes out looking.  Saka hits an infield single, Brazell thrown out running the bases.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Arai hits a a single to left.  Brazell flies out to left.  Arai steals second.  Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first and third.  Toritani, pinch-hitting for Sakurai, hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third.  Jojima gets caught trying to steal home and Toritani steals second (squeeze bunt attempt).  S. Fujikawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Ono is the new catcher.
Saka grounds out to second.  Hirano walks.  Murton hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Kanemoto walks to load the bases.  Arai hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and second.  Brazell flies out to left.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 2nd
Kanemoto strikes out looking.  Arai hits a single to center.  Brazell flies out to left.  Jojima walks, runners on first and second.  Sakurai walks to load the bases.  S. Fujikawa grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th
Tanaka grounds out to second.  Morimoto strikes out swinging.  Inaba hits a double to right.  Nioka grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Itoi strikes out swinging.  Koyano hits a double to right.  Takahashi strikes out swinging.  Sato, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, grounds out to the pitcher.

Bottom of the 7th
M. Kaneko hits a single to center.  Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Morimoto grounds into a double play, runner on first.  Inaba grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 9th
Takahashi hits a single to center.  Yang (Yoh), pinch-hitting for Ono, strikes out swinging.  M. Kaneko strikes out swinging.  Tanaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Morimoto walks to load the bases.  Inaba grounds out to second.

Notes

The Tigers snapped a 2-game winning streak and are now 4 games above 500. ... The Fighters two game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 7 games under 500. ... Tsuru (HAN) won his first game of the year in his 6th appearance of the year (it's also his first victory of his career).  He is now 1-1.  K. Fujikawa (HAN) recorded his first 2-inning save of the year (while almost blowing it).  He now has 12 saves. ... Darvish (HAM) dropped his second start in a row and is now 4-4. ... Takahashi (HAM) extended his hitting streak to 13 games. ... Inaba (HAM) grounded out twice with the bases loaded (2nd and 9th innings).